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The Moon revolves around the Earth
The Earth revolves around the Sun
The Sun revolves around the Galaxy
The Galaxy revolves around the Local Group
Thoughts create feelings
Feelings create behaviors
Behaviors create patterns
Patterns create routines
To change the moon
Is to change the Local Group
To change thoughts
Are to change routines
What, then, exists outside the cycle?
Life as we know it is full of cycles. Many times we find ourselves stuck in a rut of the same patterns and routines and are looking outward for some major change. “If I only had a better job, things would get better.” “If I find my dream house, things will get better.” “If I fall in love with someone, things will get better.” Western society often teaches us that material items will provide happiness but forget that it is happiness that provides material items.
If someone is looking for that special someone yet they have negative thought patterns regarding relationships, then they will continue to fail at finding that special someone as long as they continue to hold onto those negative thought patterns. When one understands that external environments are created by internal thought processes from within, one can begin to see how patterns and routines develop.
Using the example of finding true love, how does someone who struggles to find a meaningful relationship actually find it? A good way is by looking at past relationships. Are there identifiable patterns with previous partners? If so, how did these patterns develop? Patterns and routines are directly related to thoughts, feelings, and behaviors within one’s self and cannot be considered separate. To fully love someone else, one must fully love themselves. Loving one’s self comes from loving thoughts, feelings, and behaviors which in turn create loving situations in one’s external world. Identify the thoughts and feelings that led to the negative behaviors, patterns, and routines . Understand where they truly originate from, accept them, forgive yourself, and then let them go.
Continuing with this example, it needs to be said that even finding that special someone does not create everlasting happiness. For example, one could find their lover but still have negative thought patterns that switch their focus to something else one is unhappy with; one may even lose their loved one to illness or unforeseen circumstances. The external environment is ever changing. There is only one consistency that never changes in life, and that is awareness. There is a part of you underneath all thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that observes all. Awareness is unconditional love and recognizing that everything is connected. Awareness is life experiencing itself through different perspectives in the same way that a body of water is the combination of several individual raindrops. When one becomes fully aware , one has all the happiness and abundance in the world they will ever need.
edit on 14-10-2014 by Subconsciously Correct because: Typo
originally posted by: Ericthedoubter
I'd like to point out that there's a mountainbike film also titled "Life Cycles"
Just a heads-up in case you should run into any name-related difficulties.
originally posted by: Chamberf=6
..........and there is a writing forum -- possibly more appropriate as this is writing.